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Pittsburg GEAR UP students visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Fourteen GEAR UP students from Pittsburg Public School recently toured the Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum located in downtown Oklahoma City. The Memorial commemorates the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City on April 19, 1995. After viewing a brief introductory video, students toured the Memorial Museum following the timeline that led them through the story of the bombing from early in the morning of April 19, 1995, to the days and weeks that followed the tragedy. Students examined the artifact cases which held the victims’ personal items including car keys, eye glasses, shoes, and

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Stringtown GEAR UP students tour the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Twenty-eight GEAR UP students from Stringtown recently traveled to Oklahoma City to tour the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. The Museum was created to honor “those who were killed, those who survived and those changed forever” by the 1995 bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in Oklahoma City. Students began the day in the Memorial Museum with an interactive learning experience, a chronological self-guided tour through the story of April 19,1995. Their first stop on the journey was a short introductory video, “A Day Like Any Other” which explained how the community had begun that fateful day

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Howe GEAR UP students tour the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Sixty Howe seventh and eighth grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum. The Museum and memorial were established to remember and honor those who were killed, those who survived, and those who were affected by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was home to 17 federal agencies including the Department of Agriculture, Social Security Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. It also housed the America’s Kids Day Care. More than 450 people worked in the building, and numerous civilians

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Haileyville 7th and 8th grade GEAR UP students visit the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum

Thirty-seven Haileyville seventh and eighth grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial & Museum in Oklahoma City. The museum and memorial were established to remember and honor those who were killed, those who survived, and those who were affected by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. In the months after the bombing, it became apparent that there was overwhelming support for the creation of a permanent memorial and museum. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was home to 17 federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, Social Security Administration,

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Tannehill GEAR UP 6th and 7th Grade Visits the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum

Sixteen Tannehill sixth and seventh grade GEAR UP students recently visited the Oklahoma City National Memorial Museum. The museum and memorial was established to remember and honor those who were killed, those who survived, and those who were affected by the bombing of the Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building on April 19, 1995. In months after the bombing, it became apparent that there was an overwhelming support for the creation of a permanent memorial and museum. The Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building was home to 17 federal agencies, including the Department of Agriculture, Social Security Administration, and Bureau of Alcohol,

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